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August 2018

Shape Note Singing School

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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What is this? Singing Schools are a time honored way that newcomers discover the exhuberant joy of shape note singing. This singing school is heavy on the singing and much lighter on the history and theory. Our approach will be to learn by doing. This folk form has been in continuous practice in the U.S. since the late 1700s. The practice has stayed alive and vibrant because it is so much fun! So a successfull introduction to shape note singing…

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February 2019

Fiddle Masterclass with April Verch

February 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Front Porch, 221 East Water Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States
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$40

This class will provide an overview of the various regional Canadian fiddle styles and explore what makes each of them unique. Participants will learn to play at least one tune distinctive to each style and apply the bowing patterns and ornamentation techniques that correspond to regional Canadian fiddle styles. Tunes will be taught "by ear”, please feel free to bring your recording device and lots of questions, as the class will be tailored to suit your needs and requests. We…

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